Emma Jones, CEO of the Swansea Include Hub, has been nominated for the 2020 Howard League Community Awards, in the ‘Champion’ category, as a result of her outstanding work. The Hub itself has also been shortlisted for the Organisation of the Year Award, with Emma’s nomination being submitted by Associate Professor Debbie Jones.
Emma, and Include, have been long-time collaborators with the Criminology Department here at the School of Law; working alongside Professor Tracey Sagar, Associate Professor Debbie Jones, and Dr Gemma Morgan.
In thanking Debbie and the Criminology Department, Emma said that:
"Over a decade of partnership has been mutually beneficial to research, learning, influence and opportunity for everyone involved, from student interns through to offenders, staff and vulnerable women."
Together, they have undertaken specialist work on a range of projects, which include Sex Work Research Wales, and The Desistance Project. Associate Professor Debbie Jones and Dr Gemma Morgan have also been an external evaluators on two of ‘Include’s’ projects.
Emma has a successful track record, and has earned previous award successes at Swansea. She has been responsible for hosting various internships with a number of School of Law students, ensuring they benefit from real world experience; work that has seen her receive a Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) Award.
Speaking of the nominations, Associate Professor Debbie Jones said:
"It has been an absolute privilege to work with Emma for the past 12 years. She is an outstanding leader who has worked tirelessly to support marginalised groups across South Wales. She has also provided students with the real world skills to work with those at risk of offending and has helped them to put their academic studies into practise. It is wonderful to see her hard work recognised by the Howard League."